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Valentyn Mankin

Full name: Valentyn Hryhorovych Mankin
Original name: Валентин Григорович Манкін
Other name(s): Valentin Grigoryevich Mankin, Валентин Григорьевич Манкин
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
Born: August 19, 1938 in Belokorovichi, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: June 1, 2014 in Viareggio, Lucca, Italy
Affiliations: Vodnik Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR) / SKA Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

As of 2014, Ukrainian Valentyn Mankin is the only sailor to have won Olympic golds in three different classes. Mankin made his Olympic début at the 1968 Olympics, where he won gold in the Finn Class. At the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, Mankin competed in the Tempest Class, winning gold in 1972 with crew member Vitaliy Dyrdyra and silver in 1976 with crew member Vladyslav Akymenko. And at the 1980 Olympics, Mankin won gold in Star Class with crew member Aleksandrs Muzičenko. Besides his Olympic success, Mankin was World Champion in Tempest in 1973 with Akymenko and European Champion in Star in 1979 with Muzičenko. Mankin also won silver in Finn at the 1967 World Championships, silver in Finn at the 1965 European Championships, bronze in Tempest at the 1972 European Championships with Dyrdyra, silver in Star at the 1980 European Championships (with Muzičenko) and bronzes in Star at the 1977 European Championships (with Muzičenko) and 1981 European Championships (with Aleksandr Zõbin). Domestically, Mankin won 14 Soviet titles – in 1959, 1961-63 and 1967 in Finn Class, in 1970, 1972 and 1974-76 in Tempest Class and in 1977-81 in Star Class. After finishing his sporting career, Mankin worked as a sailing coach, first in the Soviet Union and beginning in 1988 in Italy, where he was the technical director and coach of the Italian Sailing Federation. His most famous pupils were Luca Devoti and Alessandra Sensini.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1972 Summer 34 München Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1980 Summer 41 Moskva Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank NP TP PTS T
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Sailing Soviet Union Final Standings 1 11.7 21.7
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Sailing Soviet Union Race One 3 5.7
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Sailing Soviet Union Race Two 5 10.0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Sailing Soviet Union Race Three 1 0.0 1-35:33
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Sailing Soviet Union Race Four 1 0.0 2-25:49
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Sailing Soviet Union Race Five 2 3.0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Sailing Soviet Union Race Six 2 3.0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Sailing Soviet Union Race Seven 1 0.0 1-57:11

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1972 Summer 34 München Sailing Soviet Union URS Vitaliy Dyrdyra Final Standings 1972-08-29 28.1 42.1
1972 Summer 34 München Sailing Soviet Union URS Vitaliy Dyrdyra Race One 1972-08-29 5.7 2-56:03
1972 Summer 34 München Sailing Soviet Union URS Vitaliy Dyrdyra Race Two 1972-08-30 8.0 2-45:35
1972 Summer 34 München Sailing Soviet Union URS Vitaliy Dyrdyra Race Three 1972-08-31 .0 2-28:02
1972 Summer 34 München Sailing Soviet Union URS Vitaliy Dyrdyra Race Four 1972-09-01 5.7 2-10:34
1972 Summer 34 München Sailing Soviet Union URS Vitaliy Dyrdyra Race Five 1972-09-04 14.0 2-17:19
1972 Summer 34 München Sailing Soviet Union URS Vitaliy Dyrdyra Race Six 1972-09-05 3.0 3-18:17
1972 Summer 34 München Sailing Soviet Union URS Vitaliy Dyrdyra Race Seven 1972-09-08 5.7 2-42:18
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union URS Vladyslav Akymenko Final Standings 1976-07-19 30.4 40.4
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union URS Vladyslav Akymenko Race One 1976-07-19 .0 2-19:30
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union URS Vladyslav Akymenko Race Two 1976-07-20 8.0 2-14:19
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union URS Vladyslav Akymenko Race Three 1976-07-21 8.0 2-52:07
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union URS Vladyslav Akymenko Race Four 1976-07-23 5.7 2-17:27
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union URS Vladyslav Akymenko Race Five 1976-07-25 3.0 3-28:35
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union URS Vladyslav Akymenko Race Six 1976-07-26 5.7 1-53:26
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union URS Vladyslav Akymenko Race Seven 1976-07-27 10.0 2-06:45
1980 Summer 41 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union URS Aleksandrs Muzičenko Final Standings 1980-07-21 24.7 37.7
1980 Summer 41 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union URS Aleksandrs Muzičenko Race One 1980-07-21 3.0 3-10:45
1980 Summer 41 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union URS Aleksandrs Muzičenko Race Two 1980-07-22 .0 2-23:38
1980 Summer 41 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union URS Aleksandrs Muzičenko Race Three 1980-07-23 .0 2-26:55
1980 Summer 41 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union URS Aleksandrs Muzičenko Race Four 1980-07-24 10.0 2-41:05
1980 Summer 41 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union URS Aleksandrs Muzičenko Race Five 1980-07-27 .0 2-22:21
1980 Summer 41 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union URS Aleksandrs Muzičenko Race Six 1980-07-28 11.7 2-27:36
1980 Summer 41 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union URS Aleksandrs Muzičenko Race Seven 1980-07-29 13.0 4-28:06
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